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About Hudson Theatre

The Hudson Theatre holds the title of oldest Broadway house, built at the turn of the century in 1903. The venue, nestled between Times Square and 6th Avenue, began as a theater and also served as a network radio and television studio, a movie house, a nightclub, and a hotel conference center throughout its history. The building has a brick and limestone facade, in the architectural style of Beaux-Arts. The space was renovated and returned to its theatrical glory in 2017 with a revival of  “Sunday in the Park With George” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The renovation included gold-cushioned seats, and domes and mosaic work featuring Tiffany glass. The marbled box office was closely restored to its original state, and new elements such as a hexagonal carpeting, are an ode to the theater’s proscenium arch.
  • Fun Facts About the Hudson Theatre
  • The theater was built by theatrical producer Henry B. Harris, who died on the Titanic. His wife Renee, who survived the tragedy, took over operations of the theater becoming the first female theatrical manager and producer in the U.S.
  • The building was landmarked by the city of New York in 1987.
  • When the building served as a conference center, Comedy Central stand-up comedy shows were taped for broadcast in the Hudson Theatre space.
Notable Shows and Performances: Ethel Barrymore christened the theater with the inaugural production of  “Cousin Kate” in 1903. In 1956, Elvis Presley performed at the space when it was a television studio.
New York, NY 10036
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